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Christian Bale prepping to scale Everest for director Baltasar Kormakur

Feb. 19, 2013by: Paul Shirey
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Taking off the cowl of Batman hasn't slowed star Christian Bale in any way. The actor is in negotiations to star in EVEREST for director Baltasar Kormakur (THE DEEP) at Universal, which is based on the same ill-fated expedition most famously chronicled in author John Krakauer's INTO THIN AIR. The disastrous 1996 expedition to climb Mount Everest resulted in eight deaths with a few lucky survivors making it back down the mountain. The film is said to be sourced from various books, interviews, and source material and not a direct adaptation of Krakaeurs first-person account. No word on which character Bale would portray, but likely one of the survivors.

There is a competing EVEREST film in the works at Sony, this one being helmed by Doug Liman (currently shooting the Tom Cruise actioner ALL YOU NEED IS KILL) and starring Tom Hardy as "Sir George Mallory in his quest to be the first to the top of Everest in the 1920s." A different story and timeframe altogether, but the same location and theme (i.e. climbing a big ass mountain).

Director Baltasar Kormakur is coming off of the Mark Wahlberg starrer CONTRABAND and the recently wrapped 2 GUNS, also starring Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, which is set for release later this year. Bale recently wrapped OUT OF THE FURNACE, KNIGHT OF CUPS for Terrance Malick, and is preparing to team up with his THE FIGHTER director, David O. Russell, for his next onscreen bout. All in all, both men are some extremely busy guys.

More as EVEREST (both of them) develop.

Extra Tidbit: Would you like to see Bale in another franchise? Which one?
Source: Deadline

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10:11PM on 02/19/2013
Into Thin Air is one of my favorite books ever, and Christian Bale is certainly no slouch... sounds interesting.
Into Thin Air is one of my favorite books ever, and Christian Bale is certainly no slouch... sounds interesting.
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6:31PM on 02/19/2013
Extra tidbit: A villain role in Die Hard series.
Extra tidbit: A villain role in Die Hard series.
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4:57PM on 02/19/2013

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I'm not thinking about an existing franchise but just an action movie that might but doesn't have to lead into a franchise. You know, something they did in the past, establishing new classic characters and not just rehashing old ones. So yeah, I'd love him to do some more action stuff but other then that I think he can lay low on big blockbusters for a while.
I'm not thinking about an existing franchise but just an action movie that might but doesn't have to lead into a franchise. You know, something they did in the past, establishing new classic characters and not just rehashing old ones. So yeah, I'd love him to do some more action stuff but other then that I think he can lay low on big blockbusters for a while.
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12:53PM on 02/19/2013

Sounds good

Sounds good. I imagine Bale will be climbing every mountain he can in preparation for this film. Wasn't a massive contraband fan to be honest but it wasn't awful so that's good.

Metal Gear Solid......I second that.
Sounds good. I imagine Bale will be climbing every mountain he can in preparation for this film. Wasn't a massive contraband fan to be honest but it wasn't awful so that's good.

Metal Gear Solid......I second that.
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12:41PM on 02/19/2013

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Metal Gear Solid.
Metal Gear Solid.
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12:19PM on 02/19/2013

Love the book, director & actor!

And I'm guessing that Bale will actually climb the Everest to prepare for the movie...
And I'm guessing that Bale will actually climb the Everest to prepare for the movie...
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12:07PM on 02/19/2013
I love mountain climbing movies. Lets get some IMAX filming going much like their original EVEREST documentary which was incredible.
I love mountain climbing movies. Lets get some IMAX filming going much like their original EVEREST documentary which was incredible.
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